Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by slowbob2
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano Test Shoot
Replies: 18
Views: 1273
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Re: Carcano Test Shoot

Flattened primers , loose primers , swelled case head . Any will be signs of high case pressure . As will a hard to lift bolt . Was the bolt hard to lift with the other ammo ?
by slowbob2
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

That all goes back to all the current books and articles being wrong . Nobody knows what your rifle is because of that . There are about 8 people I know of who really know Gew-88's [ now 9 counting you !!!! ] , so most people will not know what it is . Your rifle is a real live rare German modificat...
by slowbob2
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

You do have the original spec barrel , original to your first year rifle . That alone disproves all the .318 crap . You have one of the rarer Gew-88 types , at least a 1 of a 1000 . As far as the flip up , a tough call . To make it look correct you would have to grind out the v notch into a U shape ...
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

Also if you do have any tech questions , I would be happy to answer them . I own and have inspected 100's of Gew-88's , have a vast ammo collection , A friend with a masters in Imperial German who has spent much time in Europe at WWI digs ,with collectors , and translating original German military d...
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

His main problem is anything technical , the what, when , why and how . He does not know the bore sizes , bullets , dates , and the working of the rifle . He does find photos from all over the internet . Some of the info he prints with them may be true , some is not . A perfect example is a photo fr...
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano Test Shoot
Replies: 18
Views: 1273
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Re: Carcano Test Shoot

Sticky bolt can be one of two things. First if dry fired a lot , the slot that the cocking piece rides in can get beat up . That will make the bolt lift much harder . IT can be sanded back smooth . On the custom rifles I build from Carcanos , the more you smooth up that surface , the slicker the bol...
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

It would be a waste of time as the book does what he wanted it to do , get your 39.95 .
by slowbob2
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: PORTUGUESE 1904 6,5X58MM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
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Re: PORTUGUESE 1904 6,5X58MM

I have a few, they shoot very good . Making cases is easy , just neck down 7x57mm .
by slowbob2
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

You were not finding the answers there because he does not know them . Removing the flip up was not part of the conversion . The flip up sight had the V sighting notch ground away into a big U , just like the top of your sight . It remained on the rifle . Your rifle may have been changed by some one...
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

I do not . It is full of mistakes . By a guy who did not own any of the rifles . He does not read German , so he did not use any of the information in the original German documents or manuals. He did not understand the ammo .
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

The S stamp on the stock is mainly a crown with an S as part of it . There is no need for speculation , the rear sight is a standard original Gew-88 sight , that is how they were made . They had a set screw to retain the slider , the longest range mark was a v on the top center . Remember , the rear...
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

Also your 88s should have a crown S stamped on the side of the buttstock .
by slowbob2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

Also every answer you got over on gunboards was by a person who had no idea what they were talking about . But it did not keep them from saying it !
by slowbob2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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Re: GEW 88 questions

Your 88s had the old 200 meter P-88 ammo sight recut to match the S ammo . It will also have the 200 meter flip up and the top range v on the sight ground out in a u shape to cancel them . I can not tell from the photo but your rear flip up may have been replace with the wrong part [ not ground ] by...
by slowbob2
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: What long range load works for your Type 38?
Replies: 8
Views: 331
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Re: What long range load works for your Type 38?

Those bullets look to be the old [ from the 60's ? ] .263 dia Hornady bullets with the crimp near the base . They are not Carcano military bullets . The Italian military never used a copper jacket , just nickel and later washed steel . Also if you had some good measuring tools like a micrometer you ...

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